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APLU Meetings Calendar

2017 Fall ESS/AES/ARD Meeting and Workshop

  • September 25-28, 2017
  • Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Meeting Website

2017 APLU Annual Meeting

2018 Joint CARET/AHS Meeting

2018 NCRA Spring Meeting

  • April 2-4, 2018
  • The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel, St. Louis, MO
  • More info coming soon

Contact Information

North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NCRA)

Dr. Jeff Jacobsen, Executive Director
jjacobsn (at)
446 West Circle, Room 109H
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-7965

Christina Hamilton, Assistant Director
(NIMSS and Multistate Project Contact)
christina.hamilton (at)
205E Agriculture Hall
1450 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-2349
Fax: (608) 265-4528

NCRA Excellence in Leadership Selection Process

(Approved 3/31/2015)

The NCRA will participate in the ESS (Experiment Station Section) Leadership Award process and recognize outstanding leadership following the recognized national guidelines posted on the ESCOP website.

Click here for the 2017 award announcement and description.

Nominations and applications will be solicited from the NCRA Office in the fall with designated deadlines. The Office will review the nominations for compliance and completeness. The final materials will be prepared for Committee review and selection prior to the spring meeting. The selection Committee will be comprised of the Chair, Incoming Chair, Past Chair (in practice, the Executive Committee) and a past award recipient (if available). The Committee will be assisted by the Executive Director and Assistant Director.

If it is determined by the Office that a conflict of interest exists, at-large director(s) will be solicited for participation. The Incoming Chair will serve as chair of the Committee and make the recommendation(s) to the Committee. The Committee recommendation will be forwarded to the NCRA directors for final approval at the Spring meeting. This award will be presented as deserving nominees are made known to and accepted by the Committee and will not necessarily be presented every year.

Normally, one award may be presented annually during the spring NCRA meeting. However, under extraordinary circumstances as defined by Committee, and pursuant to the meritorious achievements of the nominees, as many as three awards may be issued in any given year.